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Ukulele for Everyone!

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Sunday, January 28 2:00 PM Main Library Join the ranks of ukulele players like Elvis, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Instructor Julie Stepanek will lead beginners through a lesson, strum-along, and Q&A about the instrument. Feel free to bring your own instrument, but if you don’t have one, it will be provided for you! AGES […]

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Master Class: How To Take Better Photographs With Your Camera

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Mondays, 1/22, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 6:00 – 8:00 PM Maker Space Do you have a camera (DSLR, Point & Shoot &/or Mirrorless) that is still in the box or you tried using it a few times and it ended up in the closet? Well it’s time to blow off the dust! Photographer Andy Mars will show you tips on […]

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Community Issues Series – Permaculture 101: Lessons to Grow Our Community

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Thursday, January 18 6:00 – 8:00 PM Main Library Connor Stedman of Appleseed Permaculture will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on incorporating permaculture into your home and community! Defined as “A design system for human habitation in concert with nature which is based upon a set of ethics,” permaculture is a social and […]

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Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Clara Trio

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Sunday, January 14 2:00 PM Main Library Join the Clara Piano Trio for an afternoon of beautiful chamber music. Katalin Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She also teaches at the Hartt School, Northwest Catholic High School, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Institute in Farmington. Tamila Azadaliyeva has performed as […]

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The Studio Open House

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Monday, January 29 6:00 – 8:00 PM Main Library Join us in for the first glimpse of our brand-new experiential and media production lab, The Studio! Here is just a sampling of what you can do: Record a podcast Use the green screen to transport yourself Explore the human body with zSpace Experience virtual reality with […]

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A Taste of Ballroom

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Sunday, January 7 2:00 PM Main Library Come one, come all!  This is an opportunity to learn the basic steps of East Coast Swing and American Tango in a supportive, upbeat atmosphere.  No experience or partner needed for this fun class! Students have the opportunity to feel the magic of dancing in partnership while building confidence, […]

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Farmington Reads Book Group: Winter Meetings

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Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. We meet monthly on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Main Library (except the first meeting). All are welcome! A limited number […]

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Winter Crafting Series @ the Maker Space

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Don’t knit or crochet? This winter, try some other crafts with yarn! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Yarn-wrapped Bangle Bracelets – Register Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 AM Wrap a bangle bracelet in your choice of colored yarn for a unique accessory! Yarn Hearts – Register Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 […]

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Garmany Music Series: A Return to 60’s Folk with Caroline Doctorow

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Sunday, January 22 2:00 PM Main Library Journey back in time as Caroline Doctorow performs folk songs of the early ’60s, including the work of icons such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Donovan, and Richard and Mimi Fariña. She will also perform some of her original compositions and discuss the songwriting […]

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Farmington Libraries 100th Anniversary Timeline Unveiling & Celebration

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Wednesday, February 1* 6:30 – 8:00 PM Main Library Join us as we kick off a year of celebrations for our 100th anniversary with the unveiling of our centennial timeline. Journey back through the history of the Libraries, and of Farmington itself! Libraries have a long and storied history in Farmington, reaching all the way back to […]

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